Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Fr. Bernie Etienne


Head shot of Fr. Bernie EtienneTitle: Institute for Priests and Presbyterates Presenter

Fr. Bernie Etienne is the vicar general for the Diocese of Evansville. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and from Mundelein Seminary with Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Sacred Theology degrees.

He was ordained in 1993. For 15 years, Fr. Bernie served as the Diocese of Evansville's vocations director.

For a number of years, he also served as chaplain for the Teens Encounter Christ retreats. He is the pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Evansville and dean of the Evansville East Deanery.

Fr. Bernie is a 2013 recipient of the National Catholic Education Association's Distinguished Pastor Award.

Topic of Presentation - Living a Balanced Life; Making the Most of Shared Ministry with Parish Staff and Volunteers; Catholic Schools: The Pastor's Role

Programs: Gearing Up to be a Pastor; New Pastors: Part I; New Pastors: Part II